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    My first thing thought was a shanty. My grandmother had a collection of 78s of shanties and this one was my favourite. I'd have loved to have kept them but unfortunately, she threw them out after my grandfather died and she came to live with my parents.

    Stan Hugill says that Rio Grande was always sung at anchor, capstain or windlass and was an outward bound shanty. The last verse ties in nicely with this.
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    Thanks for hosting, Steve. Here's a song by the great Gene Clark about a longing to travel on the railroad. Both outward and homeward bound...

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    Hello friends! Itís been a minute.

    Iíve been writing material for my second EP, which I hope to record as soon as itís safe to leave the house. This prompt inspired me to get off my duff and finally write the song thatís been playing in my head all week.

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    Hey, friends!!! Steve, thanks so much for hosting this week! I’ve got a song for you! Not the JJ Cale tune I mentioned, yesterday, during our Zoom meet-up, but another classic JJ Cale tune referencing gettin’ on the road!


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    a little homemade song for the season, "london to brighton"

    lynda

    acid skiffle

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    there are quite a few JJ Cale songs that fit in this week Chelle........


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    All caught up again - if I have left your song off the playlist, please shout.

    So far we have been to the moon, Brighton, Kansas City, and quite a few points inbetween. Keep 'em coming.
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    thank you for this week Steve.
    this, an original song for the season
    and featuring some amazing art by joo.



    FAR AWAY FROM HERE

    Gonna jump me a train
    Gonna find me a plane
    Gonna climb in a car
    Take a walk & walk so far

    Gonna write me a book
    & try not to look
    At the words I left behind
    On this journey to another time

    Far away from here

    There's a virus in the air
    Catchin' like a curse
    Before things get better, don'tcha know
    They're gonna get much worse

    They all say we got nothin' to fear
    So why did they leave us here?
    These politicians with smokin' guns
    Bringin' on the world to come

    Far away from here

    Right, let's open it up
    Put it to the test
    Everyone's a traveler
    Headin' towards our place of rest

    So I'll jump me a train
    I'll find me a plane
    Gonna climb in a car
    Take a walk & walk so far

    Far away from here
    Far away from here

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    Clifford von Richovens was a German who flew Stuka dive bombers during WW2. He was shot down over Stalingrad and spent the rest of the war on a Gulag in Siberia . During that time he wrote many songs that became popular in the 19 50's in Russia. The most famous being Light Travelling. He was commissioned to write music for The movie Dr Zhivargo, and had high hopes that Light Travelling would be the theme tune. However "Somewhere my love Laura's theme " was chosen instead. He died on 23rd November 1963 in Vladivostock.

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    Hello again, Steve! I am determined to cover all modes of travel this week, so, having done boats, here is one about trains. I had never heard this song before yesterday. Although it was originally an African-American spiritual, it seems to have evolved into a children's song. This is intended to be the original version. The film is a colourised version of a wonderful Lumiere Bros' film of 1896, showing the arrival of a train at a station near Marseille, which I found under the "Creative Commons" banner.

    "The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place" George Bernard Shaw

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